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closed 8/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Big Smoke, acquired Friday Mash

synopsis: Political satire site Friday Mash has been acquired by Australian opinion forum The Big Smoke. Friday Mash pens political cartoons and humorous articles lampooning local and international public figures.
buyer: The Big Smoke
The Big Smoke is a website featuring opinion pieces from all walks of life including household names and maverick writers. Their aim is to provide a single platform that acts as a stage for the voicing of varied, topical and interesting opinions. "
target: Friday Mash
Friday Mash is a political satire site targeted to Australian audiences and has grown to see strong support in the UK and US. It pens political cartoons and humorous articles lampooning local and international public figures.
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closed 3/9/2016 via Company Press Release

AFK Media Group LLC, acquired Reboot Illinois, LLC

synopsis: AFK Media Group, a Chicago-based investor group, announced it has completed the acquisition of Reboot Illinois from Reboot Media Group, LLC. Founded in 2012, Reboot Illinois, a political journalism website based in Chicago and Springfield, covers the ideas, people and politics behind government in Illinois.
buyer: AFK Media Group LLC
AFK Media is a Chicago-based investor group that invests in digital technology platforms in Chicago and nationally. The principals have significant experience using technology to successfully grow audiences and revenue in digital media companies. "
target: Reboot Illinois, LLC
Founded in 2012, Reboot Illinois, a political journalism website based in Chicago and Springfield, covers the ideas, people and politics behind government in Illinois. In just three years, Reboot Illinois has become Illinois’ top digital hub for political news, infographics and opinions.
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closed 2/18/2010 via Market Wire

Salem Communications Corporation, acquired Hot Air Network, LLC

synopsis: Salem Communications, a radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and magazine publisher targeting audiences interested in faith, family and conservative values, announced that it has acquired HotAir.com -- the popular right-of-center blog showcasing the news, analysis and commentary of Ed Morrissey and AllahPundit.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
target: Hot Air Network, LLC
Began in April 2006 by political commentator Michelle Malkin, HotAir.com has grown into the most popular conservative blog on the web. Bloggers Ed Morrissey and AllahPundit provide round-the-clock breaking news, commentary and insight from a conservative perspective.
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closed 5/5/2021 via Company Press Release

Fox Corporation, acquired Outkick Media LLC

synopsis: Fox Corporation is acquiring Outkick, a media company focused on conservative politics and sports gambling that was founded by entrepreneur and online personality Clay Travis.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Corporation (FOXA:$12,437.00)
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations. "
target: Outkick Media LLC
Outkick is a media company focused on conservative politics and sports gambling. It was founded by entrepreneur and online personality Clay Travis.
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closed 5/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Countable, acquired Brigade

synopsis: Countable, a civic technology startup that makes it easy for people to understand and influence the issues that they care about, has acquired Brigade, a civic technology platform that is intended to serve as a way for users to connect with others who share the same or similar views and voice their opinions, create debates, or organize petitions.
buyer: Countable
Countable is a civic technology startup that builds digital products to make it easy for people to meaningfully understand, contribute to, and influence the issues that they care about. Countable empowers individuals to lower barriers to civic entry, engage their audiences, and drive them to action."
target: Brigade
Brigade is a civic technology platform that is intended to serve as a way for users to connect with others who share the same or similar views and voice their opinions, create debates, or organize petitions.
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closed 10/3/2011 via BNC Analysis

The Huffington Post, acquired Localocracy LLC

synopsis: AOL Inc.’s Huffington Post Media Group, accelerating its coverage of local issues, acquired Localocracy, a community- focused Web forum.
buyer parent: AOL Inc.
buyer: The Huffington Post
HuffingtonPost.com is an online news site and group blog. Its services include an ongoing open competition for user-generated Web projects that involves reviewing entries, recruiting new contestants, providing tech support and encouragement to current contestants, and more. "
target: Localocracy LLC
Localocracy is an online town common where registered voters using real names can weigh in on local issues.
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closed 5/24/2021 via GlobeNewswire

PolitiChatter Inc., acquired Mumblit

synopsis: PolitiChatter Inc., a user-owned social media platform dedicated to the promotion of uncensored free speech, has acquired Mumblit, a social media company formed in response to the arbitrary censorship policies of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Mumblit mainly focus on conservative values and topics.
buyer: PolitiChatter Inc.
PolitiChatter is a unique, user-owned social media platform dedicated to the promotion of uncensored free speech. Its subscribers have the ability to become equity owners by upgrading their memberships directly online. As PolitiChatter grows, so does each members’ equity investment in the company. "
target: Mumblit
Mumblit is a social media company formed in response to the arbitrary censorship policies of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. They mainly focus on conservative values and topics, however, they welcome others from different views to come and experience their platform.
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closed 10/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

Vote Squared, acquired Rate My Government

synopsis: Rate My Government, Canada's site for rating politicians, has been acquired by Vote Squared. This acquisition will allow developers to combine resources for both RateMyGovernment.ca and VoteSquared.org . The page ranks of both sites should benefit from the partnership allowing voters in Canada and the U.S. to more easily rate politicians.
buyer: Vote Squared
Vote Squared is a social platform for rating politicians. Users can rate, edit, and add politicians. The company is based in Middletown, Rhode Island. "
target: Rate My Government
Rate My Government is an online website which for political discussions, debates, and interactions for users across Canada. RateMyGovernment.ca was originally created and produced by developers Ryan Klamot and Michael Harding under an exclusive partnership agreement between their two companies.
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closed 6/11/2014 via BNC Analysis

Brigade Media, acquired Causes

synopsis: Brigade Media, a technology company founded in 2014 to tackle the problem of declining citizen power and engagement in democracy, has acquired a majority position in the holding company that owns Causes and Votizen. Causes is known for its days as a platform for Facebook users to organize around issues.
buyer: Brigade Media
Brigade is a technology company founded in 2014 to tackle the problem of declining citizen power and engagement in democracy. "
target: Causes
Causes is the place to discover, support and organize campaigns around the issues that impact you and your community. Build your identity through the causes you care about, then connect with other passionate friends, leader and communities so you can work together and use and get things done.
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closed 1/10/2013 via Company Press Release

Causes, acquired Votizen

synopsis: Causes has acquired Votizen, a fellow San Francisco-based tech startup that helps people unlock the power of their social networks for political influence. In the 2012 election cycle, Votizen connected millions of voters and helped them take meaningful action in thousands of races across the country.
buyer: Causes
Causes is the world's largest online platform for activism that provides tools for driving change. It is dedicated to empowering individuals to make a difference. "
target: Votizen
Votizen is a web service that allows you to discover how your friends on social networks are registered to vote, and campaign with them to elect candidates that share your values.
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closed 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Grist, acquired Pacific Standard

synopsis: Grist, an American non-profit online magazine that has been publishing environmental news and commentary since 1999, announced that it has acquired the digital archives and brand assets of online social and environmental-social justice magazine Pacific Standard.
buyer: Grist
Grist is an American non-profit online magazine that has been publishing environmental news and commentary since 1999. Grist's taglines are "Gloom and doom with a sense of humor" and "A beacon in the smog". Grist is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and has 35 writers and employees. "
target parent: The Social Justice Foundation
target: Pacific Standard
Pacific Standard was an online magazine that reported on issues of social and environmental justice. Founded in 2008, the magazine was published in print and online for ten years until production of the print edition ceased in 2018 and it transitioned to an online-only format, which folded in 2019.
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closed 3/6/2019 via Company Press Release

WNET.org, acquired NJ Spotlight, LLC

synopsis: NJ Spotlight was acquired by WNET, the largest PBS affiliate in the nation and the parent company of NJTV and Thirteen. NJ Spotlight provides insight and information on issues critical to New Jersey, with the aim of informing and engaging the state’s communities and businesses.
buyer: WNET.org
WNET.ORG is the premier public media provider of the New York City metropolitan area and parent company of public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21. WNET.ORG also hosts digital services such as THIRTEEN HD, KidsTHIRTEEN, WLIW Create, and WLIW World. "
target: NJ Spotlight, LLC
NJ Spotlight provides insight and information on issues critical to New Jersey, with the aim of informing and engaging the state’s communities and businesses. They are nonpartisan, independent, policy-centered and community-minded.
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announced 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Torstar Corporation, will acquire iPolitics

synopsis: Torstar Corp., publisher of the Toronto Star, says it has agreed to buy Ottawa-based digital news outlet iPolitics Inc. iPolitics provides its subscribers with daily political news and industry briefs, a quarterly magazine, podcasts and specialized parliamentary monitoring services.
buyer: Torstar Corporation (TSX:TS.B:$337.21)
Torstar Corporation is a Canadian media and publishing company. The company is primarily a publisher of daily and community papers, including its flagship and namesake, the Toronto Star. "
target: iPolitics
iPolitics provides its subscribers with daily political news and industry briefs, a quarterly magazine, podcasts and specialized parliamentary monitoring services. They are based in Ottawa, Canada.
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closed 4/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Raw Story, acquired AlterNet Media

synopsis: AlterNet.org, a pioneer and leader in progressive online journalism, has been acquired by the partners of RawStory.com. AlterNet has been a top content provider in the progressive and independent media world since 1997,
buyer: Raw Story
Raw Story is an investigative news nexus that highlights underreported news and rejects the traditional media narratives of power and influence. Raw Story has grown from a pure play political news site to a collaborative, investigative powerhouse that reaches more than 1.6 million readers per month."
target: AlterNet Media
AlterNet.org is a pioneer and leader in progressive online journalism. AlterNet has been a top content provider in the progressive and independent media world since 1997, with consistently increasing audiences currently averaging 7 million unique visitors per month.
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closed 9/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Allison Ross, acquired YellowHammer News

synopsis: Allison Ross is the new owner and publisher of Yellowhammer News, Alabama's go-to source of news and opinion on politics, faith and culture.
buyer: Allison Ross
Allison Ross is a successful consulting, real estate, and public relations entrepreneur. Ross earned a degree in broadcast news and political science from the University of Alabama and has been an advisor to Yellowhammer Multimedia for a number of years. "
target: YellowHammer News
Yellowhammer News is Alabama's go-to source of news and opinion on politics, faith and culture.
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announced 11/25/2015 via Market Wire

True Blue Media, LLC, will acquire Blue Nation Review

synopsis: MOKO Social Media Limited announced that its political commentary platform, Blue Nation Review, will be sold to True Blue Media, LLC, a newly-formed company currently wholly owned by David Brock, founder of Media Matters, a U.S. progressive-based research and information center.
buyer: True Blue Media, LLC
True Blue Media, LLC, a newly-formed company currently wholly owned by David Brock, founder of Media Matters, a U.S. progressive-based research and information center. "
target parent: MOKO.mobi Limited
target: Blue Nation Review
Blue Nation Review is a political commentary platform. Blue Nation Review’s goal is to take what makes USA great, her people who come from all walks of life, and mobilize them into a progressive community dedicated to moving the great country into the 21st century.
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closed 9/24/2015 via BNC Analysis

Contexte SAS, acquired Europolitics

synopsis: The French political news website Contexte announced it had bought the defunct EU affairs newspaper and website Europolitics. Europolitics is the leading independent source of European news. Europolitics is a daily publication, a web service and a quarterly magazine.
buyer: Contexte SAS
Contexte SAS is a French political news website. Contexte SAS is located in Paris, France and was created by Jean-Christophe Boulanger, Clementine and Chloe Forissier Half. "
target: Europolitics
Europolitics is the leading independent source of European news. Europolitics is a daily publication, a web service and a quarterly magazine.
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closed 5/19/2015 via PR Newswire

Al-Monitor, LLC, acquired RealClearPolitics.com

synopsis: Crest Media, owner of leading Middle East news outlet Al-Monitor, and Real Clear Investors, current co-owner of RealClearPolitics, have purchased the remaining equity stake in RealClearPolitics from Forbes Media LLC. Al-Monitor and RealClearPolitics together plan to cross-promote and enhance delivery of news and information to their readers.
buyer: Al-Monitor, LLC
Al-Monitor, launched February 13, 2012, features unmatched reporting and analysis by prominent journalists and experts from the Middle East, including through its Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Turkey Pulses. "
target parent: Forbes, Inc.
target: RealClearPolitics.com
RealClearPolitics.com has become one of America’s premier independent political web sites. Updated every morning and throughout the day, RCP culls and publishes the best commentary, news, polling data, and links to important resources from all points of the political compass.
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announced 11/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

PandoDaily, will acquire NSFW Corporation

synopsis: PandoDaily, a news site which covers the technology startup ecosystem with a focus on Silicon Valley, is acquiring NSFW Corporation, the humor- and politics-focused publication founded by former TechCrunch columnist Paul Carr.
buyer: PandoDaily
PandoDaily is a news site which covers the technology startup ecosystem. It was founded in 2012 by Sarah Lacy. PandoDaily offers technology news, analysis, and commentary, with a focus on Silicon Valley and startup companies. "
target: NSFW Corporation
Not Safe For Work Corporation (or NSFW Corporation) is the future of journalism (With Jokes). Founded as a weekly, digital-only, news magazine in 2011, NSFWCORP has since expanded into a monthly print edition. They have no mission statement, no political affiliation and no qualms.
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closed 10/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Capital of Texas Media Foundation, acquired In Fact News, Inc.

synopsis: In Fact Daily announced that it had been acquired by Capital of Texas Media Foundation. In Fact News, Inc. publishes a daily electronic newswire that provides news and information about Austin city’s hall and local politics. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Austin, Texas.
buyer: Capital of Texas Media Foundation
Capital of Texas Media Foundation is a nonprofit organization that owns media companies. "
target parent: The Statesman Co.
target: In Fact News, Inc.
In Fact News, Inc. publishes a daily electronic newswire that provides news and information about Austin city’s hall and local politics. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Austin, Texas.
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closed 8/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Big Smoke, acquired Friday Mash

synopsis: Political satire site Friday Mash has been acquired by Australian opinion forum The Big Smoke. Friday Mash pens political cartoons and humorous articles lampooning local and international public figures.
buyer: The Big Smoke
The Big Smoke is a website featuring opinion pieces from all walks of life including household names and maverick writers. Their aim is to provide a single platform that acts as a stage for the voicing of varied, topical and interesting opinions. "
target: Friday Mash
Friday Mash is a political satire site targeted to Australian audiences and has grown to see strong support in the UK and US. It pens political cartoons and humorous articles lampooning local and international public figures.
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closed 8/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Big Smoke, acquired Friday Mash

synopsis: Political satire site Friday Mash has been acquired by Australian opinion forum The Big Smoke. Friday Mash pens political cartoons and humorous articles lampooning local and international public figures.
buyer: The Big Smoke
The Big Smoke is a website featuring opinion pieces from all walks of life including household names and maverick writers. Their aim is to provide a single platform that acts as a stage for the voicing of varied, topical and interesting opinions. "
target: Friday Mash
Friday Mash is a political satire site targeted to Australian audiences and has grown to see strong support in the UK and US. It pens political cartoons and humorous articles lampooning local and international public figures.
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announced 11/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

BuzzFeed, will acquire HuffPost

synopsis: BuzzFeed, the leading social news organization, is acquiring HuffPost from Verizon Media. HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post) is an American news aggregator and blog, with localized and international editions.
buyer: BuzzFeed
BuzzFeed is the leading social news organization, intensely focused on delivering high-quality original reporting, insight, and viral content across a rapidly expanding array of subject areas. "
target parent: Verizon Communications
target: HuffPost
HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post) is an American news aggregator and blog, with localized and international editions. The site offers news, satire, blogs and original content, and covers politics, business, entertainment, environment, technology, popular media, lifestyle, and more.
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closed 3/15/2019 via BusinessWire

Minute Media, acquired The Big Lead

synopsis: Minute Media, a leading global technology and publishing platform, announced the acquisition of The Big Lead, an American news blog. The website mainly covers sports news, although it also touches on a varying degree of other news topics ranging from politics to pop culture.
buyer: Minute Media
Minute Media is a leading media and technology company focused on two main pillars—platform and content. Minute Media’s platform serves as the company’s foundation, powering their content as well as enabling the evolution of other market-leading digital media brands. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: The Big Lead
The Big Lead is an American news blog. The website mainly covers sports news, although it also touches on a varying degree of other news topics ranging from politics to pop culture.
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closed 6/1/2013 via BNC Analysis

Firstpost, acquired Faking News

synopsis: Online news portal Firstpost.com has acquired FakingNews.com. FakingNews.com will remain as a standalone entity. Fakingnews.com operates a current affairs satire portal.
buyer parent: Network 18 Media & Investments Ltd.
buyer: Firstpost
Firstpost.com will serve as a trusted guide to the crush of news and ideas around India. With thoughtful analysis and fearless views, its team of editors and writers will track news in India and the world and provide a perspective that is reflective of a changing dynamic. "
target: Faking News
Fakingnews.com owns and operates a current affairs satire portal. It is based in India.
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closed 2/8/2011 via GlobeNewswire

The Equities Group, Inc., acquired NewsBase-360

synopsis: The Equities Group, Inc. has announced that it has completed its acquisition of NewsBase360.com, a blog that delivers viral news recommendation and discovery to its readers regarding business, technology, marketing, social media, and gadgets.
buyer: The Equities Group, Inc.
The Equities Group, Inc. is a leading Internet company uniquely interlinking a portfolio of highly-related brands to create a social network bridging the world's financial markets and investment communities. "
target: NewsBase-360
NewsBase-360 is a blog that delivers viral news recommendation and discovery to its readers regarding business, technology, marketing, social media, and gadgets.
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closed 3/7/2011 via BusinessWire

AOL Inc., acquired The Huffington Post

synopsis: AOL Inc. has announced that it has closed its acquisition of The Huffington Post, the influential and rapidly growing news and opinion site with over 27 million unique monthly US visitors.
buyer: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL Inc. is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: The Huffington Post
HuffingtonPost.com is an online news site and group blog. Its services include an ongoing open competition for user-generated Web projects that involves reviewing entries, recruiting new contestants, providing tech support and encouragement to current contestants, and more.
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closed 7/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

iMedia Asia Sdn Bhd, acquired Oh! Media

synopsis: iMedia, a digital media company operated by a team of experienced media specialists, has acquired majority stakes in Oh Media, owner and publisher of Malaysia social news portal Oh! Media. Based in Malaysia, Oh! Media is a media and advertising company on the internet that uses this valuable medium to the maximum level.
buyer: iMedia Asia Sdn Bhd
Based in Malaysia and backed by Catcha Group, iMedia is a new digital media company operated by a team of experienced media specialists. iMedia sells media advertising solutions for popular local language sites and social influencer platforms. "
target: Oh! Media
Based in Malaysia, Oh! Media is a media and advertising company on the internet that uses this valuable medium to the maximum level. Oh! Media is the owner and publisher of Malaysia social news portal Oh! Media.
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closed 11/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired Mic Network Inc.

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group, the largest premium publisher for millennial women, has acquired Mic, a leading digital news company geared towards millennials. Mic reports on the most important issues and diverse perspectives that challenge conventional thinking and give voice to the underrepresented.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Every month, nearly 80 million readers turn to Bustle Digital Group publications — Bustle, Romper, Elite Daily, and The Zoe Report — for impactful conversation around the interests and issues engaging women today. "
target: Mic Network Inc.
Mic is a leading digital news company geared towards millennials. Mic reaches a monthly audience of 50 million with original reporting on the most important issues and diverse perspectives that challenge conventional thinking and give voice to the underrepresented.
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closed 9/23/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Publishers Clearing House, acquired Topix LLC

synopsis: Publishers Clearing House (PCH), a leading digital entertainment and commerce destination for millions of US consumers, announced the acquisition of Topix, a destination for highly engaging quizzes and slideshows focused on entertainment, celebrities, pop culture, and current events.
buyer: Publishers Clearing House
Publishers Clearing House has been a leader in direct marketing and chance-to-win opportunities since 1953. As consumers have evolved to online, and now mobile media and entertainment consumption, PCH has also evolved its offerings as well. "
target: Topix LLC
Topix is a technology company focusing on entertainment such as celebrities, pop culture, the offbeat, health, current events, and more. Every month, more than 25 million highly engaged users spend an average of 7 minutes per session browsing Topix's growing collection of high quality content.
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announced 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Oath Inc., will acquire Yahoo!7 Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Seven West Media (SWM) has announced that Oath Inc. is to take full control of Yahoo7 by acquiring SWM’s 50 percent stake in the business. Yahoo7 is a premium media and publishing company which reaches nearly half of the Australian population every month.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: Oath Inc.
Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. They reach one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of media and technology brands. Oath brands include Yahoo, AOL, HuffPost, Engadget, TechCrunch, Tumblr, MAKERS and the Build Series. "
target parent: Seven West Media Limited
target: Yahoo!7 Pty Ltd.
Yahoo7 is a premium media and publishing company in the ANZ market, which reaches nearly half of the Australian population every month. Yahoo7 aims to bring all the best articles in news, entertainment and lifestyle in the one place.
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closed 3/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Newscron SA, acquired Newscron SA

synopsis: In a management buyout, Peter Hogenkamp has acquired the majority of shares of Newscron SA in Lugano. The number of shareholders has been reduced to five, the company is planning to move to Zurich in the near future. Newscron offers a large number of newspapers, blogs, websites and other information.
buyer: Newscron SA
Newscron offers a large number of newspapers, blogs, websites and other information. Unlike other aggregators, Newscron has a unique algorithm which is able to filter and organize the news semantically. "
target: Newscron SA
Newscron offers a large number of newspapers, blogs, websites and other information. Unlike other aggregators, Newscron has a unique algorithm which is able to filter and organize the news semantically.
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announced 3/20/2015 via Company Press Release

Hubert Burda Media, will purchase TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH from Tomorrow Focus AG

synopsis: Tomorrow Focus AG signed an agreement with Burda Digital GmbH covering the sale of TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH, which is home to the TOMORROW FOCUS Group’s publishing activities including the news portal FOCUS Online; the German-language edition of The Huffington Post, a news portal and platform for blogs; and more.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Responsible for over 400 print and digital consumer brands, Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany's largest media groups. It publishes more than 320 magazines around the globe. Burda has 165 million users, approximately 40 million paying consumers and 43,000 advertisers. "
seller: Tomorrow Focus AG (DB:TFA:$90.36)
TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH is the publishing segment of Tomorrow Focus AG. It includes TOMORROW FOCUS Media GmbH (one of Germany’s leading digital marketing providers) and TOMORROW FOCUS News+ GmbH, which operates a number of Internet portals such as the news journalism site FOCUS Online.
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closed 8/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Meir Gal, acquired Behadrey Haredim Ltd.

synopsis: Behadrey Haredim, a Haredi Internet site and forum board, has been purchased by advertising executive Meir Gal. The new owner intends on expanding the site’s activities to overseas markets.
buyer: Meir Gal
Meir Gal is the son of pioneeering Haredi ad man Benny Gal, who built Gal-Oren BSD into one of the largest advertising agencies catering to Israel's Haredi sector. "
target: Behadrey Haredim Ltd.
Behadrey Haredim Ltd. is a Haredi web portal founded in 2002 was originally a forum board for controversial topics within Israel's Haredi community. Currently they are a web portal for general content and news.
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$2.81
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announced 8/6/2013 via BusinessWire

Modern Times Group MTG AB, will acquire Darik News Ltd.

synopsis: Modern Times Group MTG AB, the international entertainment broadcasting group, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire 70% of the merged assets of Darik News and Net Info in Bulgaria from Darik Radio, the Bulgarian commercial radio operator. Darik News operates a wide range of websites including news, sports news; and weather.
buyer: Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG B:$476.09)
Modern Times Group (MTG) is an international entertainment broadcasting group with operations that span four continents and include free-TV, pay-TV, radio and content production businesses. "
target parent: Darik Radio AD
target: Darik News Ltd.
Darik News operates a wide range of websites including news site dariknews.bg; sports news site gong.bg; and weather site vremeto.bg. Net Info operates the email platform abv.bg; video clip site vbox7.com; sports news site sportni.bg; weather site sinoptik.bg; and entertainment news site edna.bg.
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closed 4/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

Darik News, acquired Net Info.BG AD

synopsis: Darik News announced that it is expected to acquire Net Info. Darik News Ltd. includes a total of 15 sites, including dariknews.bg, sportsgong.bg, and darikfinanse.bg. Net Info.BG AD operates as an informational and entertaining on-line company in Bulgaria. It provides portals, search engines, e-shops, and sports portals.
buyer parent: Darik Radio AD
buyer: Darik News
Darik News offers online news services in Bulgarian language. Dariknews.bg offers topics in the form of text, pictures, and radio newscasts from Darik Radio. Darik News Ltd. includes a total of 15 sites, including dariknews.bg, sportsgong.bg, and darikfinanse.bg. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: Net Info.BG AD
Net Info.BG AD operates as an informational and entertaining on-line company in Bulgaria. Its sites offer consumers digital daily routine, news, entertainment, and search. The company is based in Sofia, Bulgaria and operates as a subsidiary of Sanoma Magazines International B.V.
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$5
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closed 7/16/2012 via GlobeNewswire

National Broadcasting Co. Inc., acquired Msnbc Digital Network

synopsis: NBC News President Steve Capus announced that NBC News is now the full owner and operator of Msnbc Digital Network, which includes msnbc.com, TODAY.com, NightlyNews.com, BreakingNews.com, Newsvine.com, EveryBlock.com, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: National Broadcasting Co. Inc.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American commercial broadcasting television network. The network is part of the media company NBCUniversal, which is a joint venture of Comcast and General Electric since 2011. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Msnbc Digital Network
MSNBC Interactive News LLC, an online channel, provides health, entertainment, business, and science/technology news. It also operates an online news site, which offers print and multimedia content.
price ($mm)[EV]
$295 [$195]*
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closed 11/25/2011 via BNC Analysis

Andre d.o.o, acquired Novi List d.d

synopsis: Andre d.o.o has acquired Novi List d.d, a Croatian newspaper company. Novi List d.d also provides news through its website, novilist.hr.
buyer: Andre d.o.o
Andre d.o.o is a Croatian company. "
target: Novi List d.d
Based in Croatia, Novi List d.d provides information on news and current events through its newspaper and website.
price ($mm)
$15*
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closed 5/4/2011 via Market Wire

Datran Media, acquired Allvoices, Inc.

synopsis: Datran Media, a leading digital marketing technology company, announced the acquisition of Allvoices, Inc., one of the world's largest social news sites with over 460,000 contributors and approximately 10 million unique visitors per month.
buyer: Datran Media
Datran Media is an award-winning technology and marketing company that leading brands, agencies and publishers depend on to discover, reach and retain their ideal audiences across all digital media channels. "
target: Allvoices, Inc.
Allvoices, Inc. is one of the world's largest social news sites. Using a set of proprietary algorithms, Allvoices utilizes professional and online news sources, blogs, images and videos to determine relevancy, foster credibility and maintain openness with each contribution made to the site.
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closed 1/24/2011 via BusinessWire

UberMedia, acquired Mixx.com

synopsis: UberMedia, the leading independent provider of applications for reading and posting to Twitter and other social media platforms, has announced its acquisition of Mixx.com. Mixx.com has been a leader in curating social content into channels of information that enable users to find content and people who are relevant to their interests.
buyer parent: Idealab Capital Partners
buyer: UberMedia
UberMedia is a developer of applications and web-based services that make it easier for users to find, follow, and communicate with others on Twitter and other social media platforms. UberMedia applications include UberTwitter, Echofon, and Twidroyd. "
target: Mixx.com
Recommended Reading, Inc. operates as social news Web site Mixx.com in the United States. It offers online news, information, photos, videos, business, entertainment, sports, life, health, technology, science, and fun related information. Recommended Reading, Inc. is based in McLean, Virginia.
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closed 3/25/2010 via New York Times

Lebedev Holdings, Ltd., acquired The Independent

synopsis: Alexander Lebedev, a Russian billionaire, struck a long-awaited deal to buy The Independent newspaper, little more than a year after he acquired another of Britain’s respected major papers, The Evening Standard of London.
buyer: Lebedev Holdings, Ltd.
Lebedev Holdings Ltd. is a company formed by Alexander Lebedev and his son, Evgeny Lebedev. Alexander Evgenievich Lebedev is a Russian billionaire, listed by Forbes magazine as the 358th richest person in the world in 2008. "
target parent: Independent News & Media PLC
target: The Independent
The Independent is a British newspaper, nicknamed the Indy, while the Sunday edition, The Independent on Sunday, is the Sindy. The Independent is one of the youngest UK national daily newspapers. The daily edition was named National Newspaper of the Year at the 2004 British Press Awards.
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closed 9/2/2009 via PR Newswire

Examiner.com, acquired NowPublic Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Examiner.com, the insider source for everything local, has acquired Vancouver-based NowPublic, a pioneer in user-generated content and the largest participatory news network in the world. Examiner.com will leverage NowPublic's innovative search and publishing technology to solidify its leadership position in providing local news and information.
buyer parent: The Anschutz Company
buyer: Examiner.com
Clarity Digital Group, d/b/a Examiner.com, serves 109 markets across the country and is the insider source for everything local. Examiner.com's content is contributed by Examiners; passionate, informed, and knowledgeable local influencers. "
target: NowPublic Technologies, Inc.
NowPublic is a crowd-sourced, participatory news network that mobilizes an army of reporters to cover the events that define our world. In its short history, the company has become the largest news organization of its kind with contributing reporters in more than 6000 cities and 160 countries.
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